L. Kravis, pediatrics professor at Penn

Lillian B. Kravis
Lillian B. Kravis
Posted: February 13, 2014

Lillian Beatrice Panzer Kravis, 93, of King of Prussia, a longtime physician and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home.

Dr. Kravis was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 8, 1920, the daughter of Julius and Tillie Markowitz Panzer.

A graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, Dr. Kravis was the first in her family to go to college, earning a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Kravis attended Penn's medical school, graduating in 1943.

She did her internship at Garfield Hospital in Washington and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Kravis maintained her affiliation with Children's Hospital and a private pediatrics practice in Philadelphia for more than 50 years, first out of her home and later in a pediatric-allergy practice with colleagues.

She was among the first group of physicians to gain board certification in allergy and immunology, relatives said. She later served as a professor of pediatrics at Penn.

In 1941, she married Irving B. Kravis, a fellow student at Penn, who became an emeritus professor of economics there. He died in 1992.

Dr. Kravis is survived by sons Robert A. and Nathan M.; daughters Marcia P. and Ellen K. Hamburger; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Services are private. A public memorial service is being planned.


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